Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - April 5, 2017

SYAA Spring Fling 2017

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12th Annual Jr Trojans Spring Fling ~ CLICK HERE~


  Holy Week Services

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Bring the kids to the Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

Easter Egg Hunt 2017



Monthly Event on Springfield's Mo Pac Trail

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Getting Ready for Springfield Days 2017!


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THURSDAY April 20, 7:00PM



Anyone willing to help with this year’s event is welcome to attend.

For more info email:

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To register for the Parade:

Parade Registration Form





Starting April 6th from 9:00 - 11:30 am on Thursday mornings the Master Gardeners of the Sarpy County Fair Garden will be available to answer your gardening questions.  Of course, this all depends on the glorious Nebraska weather. Gotta love that rain! So, if you have spots, rots, or can't figure what to put in those pots come on down.  We can even show you how to pull a weed or two or ten. 


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Please mark your calendars for Sunday April 9th, the next scheduled Springfield Community Blood Drive.

Time: 8:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M. at the Springfield Fire Barn.

You can go online to sign up @ www.RedCrossBlood.org

or call Ralph @ 402-253-8301.

Thanks: St. Joseph Knights of Columbus, sponsors

Hope to see you there.







All you care to eat--pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, ham, sausage, coffee, milk, orange juice.  Just $6.50 for adults 12 & older and $3.50 for children 6 to 12. Price includes a donation of $1.50.


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Friday Night Music is Back!

April 7 – Magic K Acoustic

7:00 – 9:30pm, $5 cover Charge

Sunday Acoustic Music!

Jessica Erret

No cover charge - music is from 2:00 -5:00 pm.

Check out upcoming performers and events at www.soaringwingswine.com!

See You at the Winery!


04 03 PublicHealthWeek


20170330 PILOT Sarpy

OPPD Director Rick Yoder, left, presented a letter of payment to Sarpy County Treasurer Rich James, right.

OPPD makes $33.1 million in payments in-lieu-of-tax

              Today, the Omaha Public Power District distributed nearly $33.1 million in 2016 in-lieu-of-tax payments to 11 southeast Nebraska counties. This compares with $31.2 million distributed the previous year.

             “These payments demonstrate public power’s commitment to our customer-owners and neighbors within the local communities we serve,” said OPPD Board Chair Tim Gay, who represents Sarpy County, alongside Director Rick Yoder.

             OPPD’s payment to Sarpy County totaled $4,937,491, up from $4,651,528 paid last year. In-lieu-of-tax payment amounts are based on 5 percent of OPPD’s gross revenues from the previous year’s retail electricity sales in incorporated cities and towns, and they take the place of property taxes. County treasurers distribute the funds to school districts, cities and other entities to fund needed services and improvements.                 

“This funding will support the continued growth we are seeing Sarpy County,” said Director Rick Yoder. “It will make a real difference for local school districts and municipalities. We are happy to present this payment on behalf of OPPD.”

In addition to in-lieu-of-tax payments, the district pays general sales taxes, gasoline taxes, wheel taxes, motor vehicle license fees and permit fees like any other business.

Yoder noted the following are among those receiving in-lieu-of-tax payment distributions (rounded to the nearest dollar):

Sarpy County …………………………..… $710,400

City of Bellevue ………………….…..…. $661,124

Bellevue Public Schools ................ $159,492

City of Gretna ............................... $56,964

Gretna Public Schools ……….………. $52,883

City of LaVista ……………………..……. $349,057

City of Papillion ……..………….………. $235,677

Papillion/LaVista Public Schools …. $410,257

City of Springfield ……………..…….…. $24,743

Springfield/Platteview Schools …... $3,806

Other (Learning Community, General) … $2,273,088

A full list of the payments made to each county follows:

Douglas: $26,690,438

Sarpy: $4,937,491

Washington: $652,146

Saunders: $311,244

Cass: $264,596

Dodge: $136,956

Nemaha: $40,051

Johnson: $14,267

Richardson: $13,651

Otoe: $4,264

Colfax: $3,755







This past summer the Lofte Community Theatre entered Nebraska’s one-act play contest.  “Shakespeare’s a D#@k,” is a competition piece by Mark Kenneally about a redneck who wakes up after a heavy night of boozing to find that he can only speak in Shakespearian verse.  Directed by Allison Bauers of Louisville, the cast and crew took home several awards including State Champion, Best Supporting Actress (Silvia Conley), Best Supporting Actor (Doug Rothgeb) and Best Set Design (Nick Haussler).

 The Lofte production has now qualified to compete in the Region V American Association of Community Theaters Festival being held April 27-30 in Brainerd, MN.  There, the Lofte will compete against seven other theaters including the best from Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota and South Dakota.  Winners of that competition will advance to the National competition being held in June.  

The Lofte is currently undergoing a fundraising campaign to raise capital to offset travel and competition expenses.  To donate, please contact the box office at 402.234.2553 or visit their GoFundMe page. 


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* FREE, 2 p.m., SUNDAY, April 9,

Palm Sunday Gospel Music Show, anybody can join in.  Just bring an instrument and your favorite gospel music.  

April 15 - Ken Brinton & Friends

April 29 - Jeanette Hill & August Moon Band

May 13 - Rayne Magill & Friends

May 27 - Bill Hill & Fine Wine Band

June 10 -Rick & Harriette Andersen & Jackie Shewey

June 24 - Frank Bigelow & Friends

July 8 - Dirty River Ramblers

July 22 - Rodger Roberts & Friends

August 5 - George Pierce & Friends

August 19 - Almost Good, John & Bonnie Stephens

September 2 - Jamie Williams & Friends

September 16 - Irish Donahoo & Ty Seeger

September 30 -Fred Larson & Friends

October 14 - Anniversary Show

October 28 - Larry Hansen & Friends

November 11 - Warren Brewer & Friends

November 25 - Plum Tuckered

December 9 - Christmas Show for Young Musicians

2017 03 29 Cornerstone bank robbery suspect 

A cash reward is offered for information on the bank robbery that occurred in Murray, NE on Saturday morning, March 25. Two suspects robbed the Cornerstone Bank at gunpoint, but thankfully, no one was injured.

One suspect is identified as a black male, the other a light-skinned black or Hispanic male. A black Hyundai and a maroon Ford Escort are the possible getaway vehicles.

If you have any information that results in an arrest, please call the FBI at 402-493-8688, Crime Stoppers, 800-527-3699 or the Cass County Sheriff's office, 402-296-9370.



~ The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.

-Erma Bombeck

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Sun Feb 24 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
VFW Breakfast
Sun Feb 24 @ 8:00AM - 01:00PM
Community Blood Drive
Tue Feb 26 @ 6:30PM -
Library Chili Cook-Off
Thu Feb 28 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Springfield Days Planning Meeting
Thu Mar 07 @ 7:00PM -
Platteview High School Musical
Fri Mar 08 @ 7:00PM -
Platteview High School Musical
Fri Mar 15 @ 5:00PM - 07:30PM
Lenten Fish Fry @ St. Joseph Church
Wed Mar 20 @ 3:30PM - 05:00PM
UMC Kids Club
Fri Mar 22 @ 5:00PM - 07:30PM
Lenten Fish Fry @St. Joseph Church
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VFW Breakfast

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